Specialist Car Valuations

Thanks for visiting Specialist Car Valuations UK. My name is John Glynn. I have provided independent insurance and market valuations to classic car and motorcycle owners and investors since 2001 . I also work with finance and insurance industry professionals, as well as the UK legal community, preparing vehicle valuations and market reports for dispute resolution and court use. My standard valuation services include single joint expert reports for divorce settlements, probate valuations, HMRC NOVA valuations and more.

Best known for my Classic Motorcycle Valuations and Classic Porsche Valuations, my experience covers the full breadth of the motor industry and I consult on valuations for all types of vehicles. This site is aimed at users who need specific assistance with a valuation issue or question that is not covered by generic valuation sources.

Valuation conundrums vary widely, from inter-family investment or inheritance purchases to long term forecasting of relative costs vs potential returns on desirable classics or finance costs versus depreciation on late used supercars. Regardless of complexity, I am happy to deliver an independent, expert opinion based on decades of professional valuation experience.

I do not advertise my services; most of my work is for repeat customers or by word-of-mouth recommendation. I am always happy to discuss one-off projects or longer term work with new clients. Reports for first-time private customers are payable in advance. Repeat business is covered by retainer or invoice on completion.


My bespoke valuation service costs £75 per hour. I can usually provide project estimates up front. Note that convoluted questions may require detailed research, which is difficult to estimate. Travel and expenses are charged in addition to the standard rate.

Personal Concierge Services

As well as providing bespoke valuations, I have also consulted on purchase and disposal of investment grade vehicle assets and travelled all over Europe, inspecting potential purchases for various clients and managing import/export to the UK and elsewhere. I speak French and Spanish well enough to negotiate without trepidation!

Contact me to discuss my services. I work with absolute discretion and your privacy is assured.

Why choose Specialist Car Valuations UK?

My bespoke valuation service – including independent insurance values and market consultancy – is underpinned by thirty years’ motor trade experience, including twenty years as a professional used car valuations specialist, with a decade spent editing Glass’s Guide: the UK motor trade’s premier source of vehicle data and market valuations. I have personally supplied thousands of unique vehicle valuations and have never had a valuation rejected.

Agree the insurance value for your classic car or motorcycle from the outset with my quick and easy online agreed insurance valuation for maximum protection with minimum stress. Contact me to discuss.

My Valuation Expertise

My motor trade experience stretches back more than thirty years, including a decade spent editing the Guide to Older Cars & Modern Classics and as Consumer Valuations Editor with UK used car trade price bible, Glass’s Guide. My professional valuations experience includes creation of the original ‘WeBuyAnyCar’ valuation algorithms and database, which were extensively adopted by car manufacturers.

As a former consumer journalist with Autocar and MSN, I remain a regular contributor to the specialist motoring press, including a monthly column and regular buying features in BMW Car magazine, but the balance of my workload now comes from valuation consultations across a small network of specialist sites.

I am an enthusiast, collector and an experienced classic car dealer. My personal collection hovers around ten classic cars and a similar number of motorcycles. I am happy to help source cars and also to assist with disposing of cars at transparent rates agreed up front.

Contact Me

Email me anytime: I will respond within 24 hours.

I live and work in the UK and Spain, so am available by phone from 7am – 4pm GMT, Monday to Friday. I take calls on evenings and weekends by appointment: contact me for my direct line/WhatsApp number.